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Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg

Those familiar with the piece will notice that in both my first and second movement cadenzas I have used melodic themes from elsewhere in the movement in constructing my own decorative endings. I truly hope that it will be both well-executed and well-received. Views Read Edit View history. Haydn recommended his friend Albrechtsberger, with whom Beethoven then studied harmony and counterpoint. This provides a central challenge of performing the piece, as the trombonist must execute difficult ornamental work as well as sustained high register playing, and yet at the same time trombne a light and delicate approach.

From there Beethoven possibly studied with Antonio Salieribut this is unknown as a fact. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a bachelor’s degree in music education from Delta Albrwchtsberger University, and a certificate in systematic theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

It is also quite possible that Beethoven went off on his own to make a living, and only then returned after he had a stable career. A continuous thread can be traced from his teaching through that of his pupil Reichawho went on to become the albrechtsherger Professor of Counterpoint and Fugue at the Paris Conservatoire from to his death inand who in turn reached a wide audience through abrechtsberger his own teaching and his theoretical writings, labrechtsberger were standard reference at the Conservatoire for most of the 19th century and translated into German by Czerny.

While there is not a great deal of solo repertoire for the trombone from the eighteenth century, there are a few pieces, as well as soloistic parts for the trombonist in a number of albrechtssberger works.


The original bass trombones were unwieldy instruments in F, E-flat, or G, with handslides so long that handles were needed to operate them.

The ideas and opinions expressed here are not necessarily shared by the employers and organizations with which the author is associated. While not as familiar to non-trombonists as the tenor trombone, the bass trombone is not altogether foreign to most people.

His compositional style derives from Johann Joseph Fux ‘s counterpoint, who was Kapellmeister at St Stephen’s Cathedrala position that Albrechtsberger would hold 52 years later. This really is a delightful piece. The trombone writing is not what most people would expect from a trombone concerto, particularly if the listener is accustomed to hearing the loud, bombastic trombone playing that characterizes the writing of late Romantic composers in particular.

Albrechtsberger was the author of widely-used treatises on composition and figured bass, and was a diligent student and champion of contrapuntal concerrto, particularly the fugue. In my experience, this is not unusual for performances of the Albrechtsberger with modern orchestras. Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Austrian composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger began his musical career as a choirboy in Klosterneuburg, where he also began study of organ and composition.

Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A collection concetro his writings on harmonyin three volumes, was published under the care of his pupil Ignaz von Seyfried — in In he published at Leipzig a treatise on composition, of which a third edition appeared in Albrechtsberger appears to have conceived the work as a chamber piece, though we will be using full string orchestra minus violas.

Its fundamental pitch is E-flat, a perfect fourth higher than the tenor trombone. In he was appointed organist to the court of Vienna, and in Kapellmeister of St.

He also wrote a Concerto for the MandolaOp. Probably the most valuable service he albrechtsbfrger to music was in his theoretical works.

In addition to his professional work, he maintains an avid interest in the study of the Bible and of Reformed theology. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Harvard biographical dictionary of music. His fame as a theorist attracted to him in the Austrian capital a large number of pupils, some of whom afterwards became eminent musicians.


As the trombone has few works dating back to the classical period, his concerto is often highlighted by the trombone community. There are cadenzas in both the first and concetro movements.

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He was a friend of Mozart and of Franz Joseph Haydnthe latter of which sent his student, Ludwig van Beethoven to Albrechtsberger for further training in counterpoint.

While I have cncerto as a soloist with orchestras and bands on a number of occasions on the tenor trombone and euphonium, this will be my first time to do so on the alto trombone. Beethoven had arrived in Vienna in to study with Joseph Haydn but quickly became infuriated when his work was not being given attention or corrected.

Aroundhe wrote at least seven concerti for jaw albrecgtsberger and strings three survive in the Hungarian National Library in Budapest.

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger 3 February — 7 March [1] was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist. Albrechtsberger died in Vienna; his grave is in St. This is the type of instrument with which most trombonists begin their playing careers, and even when players advance and get an instrument with an F-attachment the basic instrument remains a tenor trombone. The Brass Press, The E-flat alto trombone provides the ease of execution and the quality of tone I am seeking for this performance, so that is the instrument I will use!

The last example on the video is a joke provided for the benefit of one of my students. The performance will be on Monday, October 22, at 8: All of that said, my desire is to give a compelling and enjoyable performance, not pursue absolute historical accuracy from an organological perspective.

Belknap Press of Harvard Univ.